In case you were wondering if actor Shemar Moore is gay, he says he’s not: ‘I love women’
Shemar Moore isn’t one of those actors who will ignore gay rumors.
The former Criminal Minds and The Young and the Restless star’s sexuality has been speculated about for nearly a decade.
The extraordinarily handsome former model is 46 and never been married.
‘I just think it’s all silly,’ he tells BET of the rumors. ‘If you’re gay, you’re gay. I’m not, and I know that and I’m very comfortable with who I am and I love women. I’ve dated plenty of them.
‘If you think I’m gay, send your girlfriend over to my house for the weekend and see what happens. For real. You can call that arrogant if you want to. I just call it confident. You can call me whatever you want, but you don’t know me.’
Moore is prolific on social media and earlier this year he took to Instagram to address comments and assumptions being made about he and a male friend he was traveling with in Canada (see below).
He tells BET: ‘I have fans that are gay, men that come up to me, and they’re inspired by me, or they like me as an entertainer, and when they want to give me a hug or take pictures with me, what, am I supposed to not put my arm around them or stand next to them?
‘And if the man next to me in the picture is gay, that makes me gay? That’s just simpleminded ignorance, and I don’t play that.’
Moore recently left Criminal Minds after 11 seasons and is stars and directed the new film The Bounce Back now out in theaters